The key word here is ‘immersion.’ Gannon English as a Second Language (ESL) students spent time this summer volunteering in the community, in particular with our neighbors, Our West Bayfront.

Spaces for learning and community service

West BayFit is an activity initiative of Our West Bayfront (OWB) that strives to make a positive impact in the West Bayfront neighborhoods through a variety of services, programs, and events.

West BayFit was six days of activities: 3 in June and 3 in July. Around 100 people participated per Wednesday night and enjoyed fitness activities, a farmer’s market, crafts, music, and more.

These activities were possible because of more than 40 volunteers: OWB staff, neighbors, and students from Gannon’s English as a Second Language program.

West BayFit celebrates the relationship between community, social organizations, and Gannon University who all believe it is possible for a community (and world) to live with love, happiness, and quality of life for everyone.